3rd Annual Vamos! Scholarship

You can be an Agent of Change ?

Welcome Friends and Community to our 3rd Annual Vamos! Scholarship Crowdfunding Campaign!

We depend on you to make it successful! Because it’s your action with your donation that will help us get there: to achieve our goal. 

To reach $5,000 in 30 days by October 15th, 2017.

Scholarship for brilliant Hispanic students in our community. Let's change lives, let's #dogood!

WHY? Because we all need a helping hand, at some point in our lives, and because we believe in karma, and we must do good with what God gives us.

The only expense we have to pay for, is the GoFundme Commision for transfering the money donated directly to the School District 112 Foundation, which is about 5% of the total donations.  Other expenses are covered by our generous Sponsors or our money :)

WHO ARE THE RECIPIENTS? 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Hispanic students in the School District 112 in Carver County Area. Together, we can continue empowering color communities to achieve their full potential through education in College.

For the 3rd time, we have partnered with the District 112 Foundation who is our Fiscal Agent. All donations are tax deductible. We operate as Volunteers 100%, so all the money goes to this worthy cause!

The School District 112 will help us disburse all the funds to the students thru the school system.

2015-2,300 were raised.
2016-$5,000 were raised.

Last year $500 scholarships distributed as it follows: (2) to Chanhassen HS, and (7) to Chaska HS.

To apply for these scholarships, the students are asked to write a brief essay, sharing how this money will enable them to accomplish their goals.

We also, consider other factors such as, academic excellence, community involvement, their personal stories and how they would like to give back to their community as proffesionals.

We have read their stories and we realize that many of these young students need to be reassured they can do whatever they set their mind, time and energy.


Simply put, it will help create more entrepreneurs & qualified professionals for good companies, it will empower more people to take part of the business life, political life and to create a better community, safer for all of us and our children.

The students who will receive the scholarships, are very hard working talented students, who need a hand to make their dreams come true. Despite many challenges, I see this beautiful land and it’s community, being able to create opportunity equally for all, a community where people from different backgrounds, color, religion, and ideas can live together, work together, create together, innovate together for a better society.

Truth is, we ALL needed some help at some point in our lives, now it’s our time to give back and let these brilliant students know we believe in them, we are there with them, because everything starts with a dream.

Is my donation tax deductible?
Absolutely! we have partnered with the District 112 Foundation and they are a 501(c)3 Non-for-profit. All donations are tax deductible.

Are you in? Yes? GREAT! what do you need to do?

It’s very easy.


1. Look at the donations and their rewards below, select the one that fits your wallet and your heart and donate TODAY! Do not wait, do it now! So we can continue building momentum! This fundraiser will end on Oct 15 2017.

2. Share this crowdfunding campaign with the world! people you care about, all friends, family, coworkers, anyone you know! Use hashtag #Vamos2018

Want to check out the 2017 2nd Annual Vamos! Scholarship Fundraiser recap? JOIN OUR NEW FACEBOOK PAGE (link to come soon).

Who is behind this initiative to help close the #Educational Gap and why are we doing it?

Hello, my name is Juan LLerena. I am a Waconia resident. I have been living in Carver County for 17 years with my wife Guisela and our 2 daughters Gaby (15) and Bianca (13).

As a family we have a passion for volunteering, social business and a great interest for social projects that have an impact in multicultural relations.

I believe that working together with the community as a whole, we all can build a better place to live for everyone, by sharing our experiencies, where everyone benefits from the different flavors, colors, sounds and points of view we all bring with our very own diversity.

Our vision is to empower minority communities to close the achievement gap in education, gender, income and business. We can achieve this by educating our communities and educating our children. I am a proud Latino and Hispanic!

Of course, we have many friends, donors and supporters who help us make this vision a reality, without them this simply wouldn't happen.


Feel free to contact me should you have any questions, or if you want to contribute as a volunteer.

We are looking for Sponsors NOW! Are you a business owner? let's partner together, you will get some buzz for your business and great positive press and we will be able to help the youth.

Follow me on twitter: @jllbmedia

VIDEO: A Special Night for our youth! Vamos! Scholarship Award Night. ‌

What does the word Vamos! mean?
Vamos! It is a Spanish word used as an expression meaning:
♡ Come on!
♡ Yes you can!
♡ You can do it!
♡ Si se puede!

User hashtag #Vamos2018 in all your facebook shares or tweets. Instagram update will follow soon.

2018 Sponsors Line-up

The business below recognize the importance to give back, support their communities and are active agents of positive change. These business invest in people, and long term education. Thank you!

Divas Fair Trade Fashion Accessories (Fair Trade)

Fair Trade Organic Certified Lucky Chango Specialty Coffee (MN Made)

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  • Raymundo Nevarez
    • $100 
    • 61 mos
  • Faces of Siberia Fair Trade
    • $42 (Offline)
    • 61 mos
  • Tsewang Namdol Fair Trade
    • $33 (Offline)
    • 61 mos
  • Katherine Dawa Fair Trade
    • $17 (Offline)
    • 61 mos
  • Divas Fair Trade & Lucky Chango
    • $271 (Offline)
    • 61 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Juan LLerena
Chaska, MN
Christine Reineke

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